Tiffany & Co. today announced that it has named Michael C. Christ as its new President of Tiffany & Co. Japan Inc. Mr. Christ, 55, joined Tiffany in 1995 and has most recently been group vice president of U.S. Retail sales.
James E. Quinn, president, said, “Mike has a solid background in luxury retailing and, in his nine years at Tiffany, has made substantial contributions to the overall success of our U.S. retail business. He is insightful, enthusiastic and exceptionally well-suited to lead our organization in Japan.”
Mr. Quinn added, “While dealing with challenging conditions in Japan, we have gained better insights into the business issues that need to be addressed. Under the direction of Mr. Katsuhiko Nitta, we have assembled a management team over the past year to take advantage of Tiffany's long-term growth opportunities. We appreciate Katsu's contributions and, following a transition period, he will return to New York and resume his role as vice president in our international division.”